01/06/2012 01:20 EST | Updated 03/07/2012 05:12 EST

Rural Saskatchewan leader wants more support from province for flood damage

REGINA - A rural leader in Saskatchewan is looking for more support for flood-ravaged municipalities.

David Marit of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities says communities haven't been fully compensated for using their own equipment to repair flood damage last spring.

Marit says the provincial and federal governments could save a lot of money by using the National Road Builders Guidebook to determine compensation rates.

He suggests a built-in profit and depreciation rates shouldn't be included.

Marit also told SARM's Regina district annual convention that illegal drainage has become a problem that needs stricter monitoring and penalties. (CKRM)